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Mushkin Enhanced ECO2 MKNSSDEC240GB 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Good & Solid dependable drives 03/23/2015

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced ECO2 MKNSSDEC240GB 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC

Pros: Same review i wrote last week for the 120's i bought.
Good drives with good speeds. Very dependable when "USED CORRECTLY". I been using Mushy's (Mush-ee's?) about 5/6 years now and i have never had one fail. I have used somewhere between 35-40 mushkins. These deserve a fair revue before some expert slams them being slow in a 7-8 year laptop. Or they cloned it and now it wont re-boot.

Cons: None available at this time.
DO NOT CLONE YOUR OLD DRIVE, would you put old tires on your new car to make it purposely run terrible. Then why would you fill a new drive with that old garbage that mucked up your last drive.

When you hear someone say "its a terrible item, I'm on my 3rd RMA- 2 failed in 2 weeks" -- Do you really think its the drive?

Other Thoughts: These drives run faster (2 in R0, 900+ R/W) on the slowest intel dual core computer i have than they do(6/700ish R/W) on a new AMD FM2+ (ghetto gamer) i just built . Buy a cheap board its going to be reflected in over all performance. FM2/Bolton is always going to be middle of the road at best. Numbers below are from the 120's, the 240's are the same give or take 20MB/s- on an intel board

Sequential Read : 922.413 MB/s
Sequential Write : 952.674 MB/s
I know the drives work just fine in good equipment and when set up correctly. I always use a minimum 2 at a time in R0

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MSI A88XI AC FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Fair, it has a full set of features 03/19/2015

This review is from: MSI A88XI AC FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Its a nice MID-LEVEL board, better than a 7 series chipset, about as good as an 8 series or "close". If you need integrated video or a tiny board its a good call. Supports most of the features the MSI 8/9 boards do. OC'd like a big dog in about 5 clicks. Has surround view-crossfire-eyefinity-dual video or what ever it is they are calling it this week. I cant comment on that though as i didnt use it.

New CTRL + R, nice job in there guys. New to me anyway this is the first board in this line up i used

Cons: Kinda limited by the chipset and CPU. I wish it came in AM3/+ seeing as they are still releasing those CPU's. NO bios reset switch on the back of the board,

Could of bought a 970 & 8320 for the same price, but i had to have an itx for the kids portable gamer.

Other Thoughts: I went with K7850, 8- 2x4 KHX 1866, R9-270X, 650w50amp. It OC'd to 4.2 and 2285memory, i wouldn't run it very long like that would probably become unstable due to the limitations of the memory. Yea it could of been adjusted correctly but i kinda like to keep my computers around a while and it wouldn't of lasted long like that..

IF you OC alot, hook the RE-SET switch from your case to the BIOS jumper. Its a ton easier than having to open that case to short those pins and reset the bios.

So far all the software that came with it works, if your going tp use an AMD video card load those drivers first before any of the AMD board drivers or updates.

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Mushkin Enhanced ECO2 MKNSSDEC120GB MKNSSDEC120GB 2.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Good drives with good speeds. Very dependable when "USED CORRECTLY". I been using Mushy's (Mush-ee's?) about 5/6 years now and i have never had one fail. I have used somewhere between 35-40 mushkins. These deserve a fair revue before some expert slams them being slow in a 7-8 year laptop. Or they cloned it and now it wont re-boot.

Glad i like them i ordered 4 more 240's before these even showed up

Cons: None available at this time.
DO NOT CLONE YOUR OLD DRIVE, would you put old tires on your new car to make it purposely run terrible. Then why would you fill a new drive with that old garbage that mucked up your last drive

Other Thoughts: There is actually a very very low fail rate on any memory or SSD drives and 299 out of 300 time its the user fault, hate to say it but its true. So 1 in 300 fails are the drives fault, now when you hear someone say "its a terrible item, I'm on my 3rd RMA- 2 failed in 2 weeks" -- Do you really think its the drive?
More useless info,--OK, the sandy controls the access to the data on the drive while other controllers (marvy-phision...) more or less control the access to the drive itself.

This is 2 x R0 on an MSI Z87 board
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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 Shizuku Edition x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 922.413 MB/s
Sequential Write : 952.674 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 657.212 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 721.362 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 20.446 MB/s [ 4991.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 110.455 MB/s [ 26966.6 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 103.940 MB/s [ 25376.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 512.485 MB/s [125118.3 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 26.4% (33.1/125.2 GB)] (x1) <0Fill>
Date : 2015/03/16 21:24:20
OS : Windows 8 [6.2 Build 9200] (x64)

I will usually avoid "EXCLUSIVE" or "HYBRID" items but these turned out OK. I still remember all those BAD Sand-force 2281drives hitting the market and getting recalled. They re-flashed all them and made them "exclusive deals" Seriously if you dont have the skill to do a fresh install you shouldn't be changing a drive. Grab some high school kid down your street to do it for 20$, takes about 6-8 minutes, longer on raids.

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Date Joined: 05/24/11

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